Parking is a headache in central Ballard, to say the least. And it’s only getting worse. Construction crews have built a fence around the boarded-up QFC on 24th Ave., blocking one of Ballard’s most popular free parking lots. Drat! Demolition is scheduled to begin any day now. An eight-story apartment building called “Ballard on the […]
Last month, a New York Times travel reporter raved about the blackened salmon sandwich at Ballard Brothers Seafood and Burgers on 15th. Now the Seattle PI is writing about it. “Wonderfully moist,” says Leslie Kelly. “(And) the halibut and chips were fantastic.” Get ready for more long lines (especially after the Zesto’s news earlier this […]
Scooting down the sidewalks on 67th Ave NW is becoming easier. The old sidewalks from Division to 9th Ave NW are being cut up to make way for wheel-friendly ramps. While the “No Parking” signs say the project should’ve been completed by now, The City of Seattle Street Maintenance division tells us that the project […]
For years, I’ve gone to Rudy’s to get my hair cut. You can’t beat the price. And no appointment necessary. Rudy’s has expanded all over the place, including their latest addition in Ballard at the site of the old Ballard Hardware store (map). Deep in this article in MetropolisMag, two of Rudy’s founders talk about […]
On Friday night, Yelp is throwing a “drunk shopping” party in Ballard. Much like a pub crawl, people drink a little, shop a little, and then move on to the next place. This ought to be interesting, to say the least. It all starts with hot buttered rum at Dish D’Lish at 7 p.m.
People who work in Fremont in the shadow of the Aurora Bridge will be glad to know that Governor Gregoire has approved $1.4 million to build an 8-foot suicide prevention fence along the bridge. After the Golden Gate, the Aurora Bridge has the second-highest number of bridge suicides in the nation. And those suicide phones […]
The city of Seattle’s pothole patrol was patching up 8th Avenue at 63rd this morning. (Now if only they could tackle 14th next.) See a problem street? You can submit your pothole report to the city here.
Fresh from the Ballard police reports: a woman who had a little too much to drink called a cab to take her home. The friendly cabbie offered to walk her up to her front door, and when he did, he “touched her inappropriately.” The woman called police and gave a description of the cab. (Nope, […]
If you’ve been in Cupcake Royale lately — or attended the Ballard ArtWalk a little over a week ago — you’ve likely seen Joey Bates’ “Paintings of Polaroids.” On his site, Bates says he “hopes to spend the rest of his days making art involving extensive line work and people.” I’ve always been a fan […]
Nearly three decades ago, 15-year-old Sara Beth Lundquist got off a bus at 85th St. and 24th Ave. to walk home after watching a movie with a friend. She was kidnapped, raped and murdered. The case had been unsolved until recently, when DNA tests tied Clarence Williams to the killing. Williams had been serving time […]
Say it isn’t so! The restaurant with the most health and safety violations in Seattle is… Zesto’s, probably our favorite Ballard burger joint. The Seattle PI looked over the records and found 15 “red critical” violations in 2007 including “poor worker hygiene, failure to properly sanitize the food-preparation area and cold food stored at more […]